Since Fr. Edward Catich founded the St. Ambrose Art Department in 1938, students have been guided by an outstanding faculty who have created a curriculum that prepares them for a life-long involvement in the arts by developing artistic and technical skills, aesthetic judgment, critical thinking, and historical understanding.
Art students can explore programs in art education, book arts, graphic design or the fine arts. Our liberal arts approach encourages students to develop their creative ambition in a personal and independent matter, while being supported by faculty that understand that creativity and guide it towards mature statements.
Reason #3: Our students make art that matters and use their craft to comment on and contribute to society.
The Galvin Fine Arts Center houses the Art Department, but that's just the beginning: we also have a 1,600-square-foot studio; graphic design computer lab; darkroom; and printmaking studio.
Art students can explore programs in art education, art history, book arts, graphic design, or painting (fine art).
An art scholarship that recognizes and rewards your special gifts can provide important financial help for your studies.